True Crime and Investigations

May 3, 2008 (San Dimas, CA) Police-Writers.com is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books.  The website listed three police officers who have written on true crime and on how to investigate crime.

 Raymond Pingitore is a detective in the Johnston Police Department (Rhode Island) where he has served for twenty-five years.  In 1992, he earned his detective badge and currently works in the major crimes division. A graduate of Roger Williams University, Raymond Pingitore holds a Masters Degree in Criminal Justice.   He is the co-author of Thrill Killers: A True Story of Innocence and Murder Without Conscience.

 According to the book description of Thrill Killers: A True Story of Innocence and Murder Without Conscience, “This riveting tale of true crime and the perseverance of justice grips and enthralls the reader from start to finish. In 2000, in Providence, Rhode Island, two college students were approached by a group of men. Forced into the backseat and driven to a remote location, they were murdered when one of the perpetrators realized the students had seen his face.”

 W. Kenneth Katsaris began his law enforcement career in 1962 when he joined the St. Petersburg Police Department.  During the next two decades he would serve with the Tallahassee Police Department and the Florida Highway Patrol before being elected as the Sheriff of the Leon County Sheriff’s Office.  W. Kenneth Katsaris has been an academy instructor as well as a lecture.  He has a BA and MS in Criminology and is the author of Evidence and Procedure in the Administration of Justice.  W. Kenneth Katsaris is the author of Evidence and Procedure in the Administration of Justice.

 Michael Byrd joined the Miami-Dade County Police Department in 1985.  He began working in their Crime Scene Investigations Bureau in 1987.  Michael Byrd passed away in 2004.  Michael Byrd published over 30 articles on crime scene investigations and evidence handling.  He is the author of Crime Scene Evidence: A Guide to the Recovery and Collection of Physical Evidence.

 According to the book description of Crime Scene Evidence: A Guide to the Recovery and Collection of Physical Evidence, “The purpose of this book is to give the investigator a quick and easy reference guide to the collection, handling, and packaging of crime scene evidence. It is meant to assist everyone working in the field of evidence collection–from the first responding officer, to the newly assigned investigator, to the savvy veteran with many crime scene responses under his/her belt. The first responding officer may find himself/herself involved in a situation where he/she will need to collect a particular piece of evidence for whatever reason.

 Police-Writers.com now hosts 999 police officers (representing 418 police departments) and their  2110  police books in 35 categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.

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